Originally Posted by rustynail
...You can reasonably be sure that most of the older riders weren't on zoom splats (I like that)...
I wouldn't go that far.
I have a friend at work with a 2006 or 2007 FZ1. He's about 62, and maybe has 3000 miles on the bike. If you ask him, he's a motorcycle rider. But anyone with that few of miles with that many years on the bike is a hazard. On top of that, when he does ride the bike to work...maybe once or twice a year now...he tells me how great it felt at 85 mph. Speed limit is 60 mph.
I read just about every post here as a mod, and I've read too many of members here who brag about how they get to 100 mph, sometimes on each ride at least once. A Burgman isn't a zoom-splat bike, but it'll suffice in a pinch.